Sunday, February 3, 2008

St. Brigid! Check!

Introducing, St. Brigid!!!





It's done! It's done, and what's more? It's finished!!! It feels so good! I took it over to Natalie's Super Bowl party and wove in all the ends, then, Jennifer took the pictures. (Well, I thought I wove in all the ends. We celebrated, and then I found one end that escaped my notice, so I wove it in and we had to celebrate all over again. Yay! Gotta love friends who will cheer for you twice like that.) Love the blue background. I look pretty happy, though I am unmakeupy and shiny. Don't really wear makeup much these days, anyway.

I think it turned out pretty well. The sleeves could be just a bit longer, but the overall length came out fine. I'm glad that I added the braid edging, it really helped the length. It finishes the somewhat unfinished looking edges, too.

Speaking of unfinished edges, I took a bagful of projects over to Natalie's tonight. See.


That pink, Cervinia Softer, is an almost completed Airy Wrap Around sweater from Fitted Knits. When I checked on Ravelry, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of people who have made this sweater that are thrilled with the results. I am vascillating between finishing and frogging. I tried it on at Natalie's and we found a way to tie it that seemed to look okay. It would mean that I could actually finish the last wrap-around tie right now and it would be done. However, only one side would actually wrap around my waist all the way. This eliminates the extra bulk, but I don't know.... The back of the sweater seems short, too. It's also strange that the back has all these lovely cables at the bottom, but they are completely covered up by the wrap-around part. I don't know how this yarn blocks out, either. It's fifty percent mohair and the other half is acrylic. Natalie suggested I take it to S-n-B on Thursday, and get some opinions. Maybe that's what I'll do. Perhaps, until then, I'll work on finishing a sweater that I designed that I'm calling the Rabbit Ears Raglan. I still feel like I need to finish some more things before I start on a new sweater.

Anyway, all in all, a great evening. DH and I had a wonderful time eating tons of delicious food and watching big screen TV. We were charmed and entertained by Natalie's beautiful little Abyssinian, Pixel. As Karl Childers would say, "No bigger than a squirrel. Mmm hmm." Plus, there was a special appearance by, Trooper, the usually, scaredy-cat, but also, ruggedly handsome, tabby boy. He was brave and sociable tonight. I snuck him some treats.

So, until tomorrow, when I shall post some progress on the next lucky UFO's hoping to become FO's!

8 comments:

Melanie said...

WOW!! the St. Brigid sweater is amazing. It looks fabulous, I'm blown away as always

Nichole D. said...

Very pretty! I love the color you chose!

Jenny Raye said...

Yay! It's finished! I can't wait to see it in person--Thursday, I hope :o)

Anonymous said...

Now you can move St. B. from your WIP to FINISHED!!! Yay!
Trooper is calling you . . .

Laura Neal said...

Very nice!

Bereni (BEAR-wren-knee) said...

Thanks! It feels so good to be done with something!!

Biblioknit said...

Yeah, it's done! It's so beautiful. I hope you bring it with you to Knit night. We can celebrate again.

Christine

SYLVIE said...

Your St. Brigid looks great!

I'm starting mine tomorrow and I think I'll do a braid edging too, it's a good idea.